Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan
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Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden currently limited talks with the long-estranged African government. The eased sanctions will enable trade and investment transactions to resume with Sudan, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on … Continue reading

Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference
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Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference

Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk State University students from the Spartan Echo student newspaper and the Norfolk State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America were invited to participate in NATO’s annual Allied Command Transformation conference in Norfolk, Virginia for the second time in two years. Out of four universities invited to participate, … Continue reading

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo
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Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference. Another option would be to send … Continue reading

Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism
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Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said “the Egyptian people” are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. … Continue reading

US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears
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US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran’s support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions. The assessment offered a worrying sign … Continue reading

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Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday, February 26 that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first … Continue reading